UA-20143982-1 Screampunk District Construction Update #1
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Screampunk District Construction Update #1

By on 03/31/2015

Up until this point, all of the construction updates for Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 2015 capital improvements have revolved around either Twisted Colossus, which is obviously huge, or the repaint of Scream!, which was desperately needed. Thanks to another hard hat tour hosted by the park this past week, we finally got to see the other work going on behind the construction walls.

We already know that a good chunk of the area that was known as Colossus County Fair is getting a makeover. To coincide with the opening of Twisted Colossus, which is a hybrid wood and steel coaster, the new area will be called Screampunk District and have a steampunk feel of wood meeting steel.

The most obvious change to the area that people can see over the top of the construction wall is a repaint of the Magic Moments Theater. Personally, I hate the new colors. I didn’t like them in the concept art and I dislike them even more after seeing them in person:

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The theater will also be getting a new name. It will be called the Gearworks Theater. I think of the old Grinder Gearworks name every time I hear it, but I’m sure I’ll get used it.

The entire front entrance under the marquis sign has been covered in cedar planks, presumably to add to the steampunk vibe:

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Work is also progressing on the entire entry portal to the area. The Screampunk District sign will be installed along the back of this circle, where you see the raised concrete. There is also supposed to be a steel logo inlayed into the concrete in the center of the circle:

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The circle outline is stamped and painted concrete, made to look like wood planks, again adding to the new steampunk theme:

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Almost all of the concrete in this area had been removed and was in the process of being replaced. There were several workers floating the freshly poured concrete:

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Before we left, another concrete truck was already backing in to pour the next section:

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No visible work had been to the exterior of the bathrooms yet:

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I may not have liked the paint colors on the front of the theater, but I think the side actually looked pretty decent. The trees and bushes had been trimmed down significantly and all of the windows were painted white to make them stand out:

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All of the concrete in front of the food location had been removed and looked like it was waiting its turn to get a fresh pour:

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This building will become a new gourmet sandwich shop called Twisted ‘Wiches, a play off of Twisted Colossus and sandwiches. The doors were open and the lights were on inside, but I was too far away to tell if they were working on it or just using it as a break room out of the hot sun:

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The new stairway leading from the lower section up to the food building has yet to be laid out. I suspect this will be done prior to them pouring the concrete in the area above, doing them both at the same time:

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The Coca-Cola Cool Zone has been removed. When asked what, if anything, will be going here, we were told that it’s going to be a surprise. I know Gregg over at Park Journey is keeping his fingers crossed for a beer garden:

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Lastly, there has been some debate in different forums that Scream! will be getting a new name. We asked again and were told definitively that it will not be changing names. The new area is called Screampunk District and Scream! plays a critical role in that:

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Speaking of Scream!, I also confirmed that the trains will not be getting new colors, either. The only change on that ride will be the new track colors, which we’ve already seen. Disappointing? Maybe a little, but it’s still a fun ride. Besides, I think all the attention will be on Twisted Colossus for quite some time.

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13 Comments

  1. Jimmy

    03/31/2015 at 10:25 pm

    So far so good. Hopefully the Scream Plaza gets some TLC as well. Too bad the trains scheme ain’t changing but like Kurt said, it’s still an awesome fun ride. Thanks Kurt for the great update.

  2. Michael Ochs

    03/31/2015 at 10:30 pm

    Another great update Kurt. It’s awesome to know what’s going on down there since I don’t have my pass yet and to see everything going on thanks.

  3. michaelochs

    03/31/2015 at 10:33 pm

    Great update Kurt, it’s awesome to know what’s going on down there. Thanks.

  4. exgroj

    04/01/2015 at 1:11 am

    any news about a flatride?

  5. Francisco

    04/01/2015 at 6:19 am

    I thought the ground was supposed to have some shiny purple metallic kind of look?

  6. RollerCoasterLover

    04/01/2015 at 8:56 pm

    twisted colossus will be better than X2. It just will. RMCs are the best things ever created. Nothing can beat them. All of the RMCs out there > Millennium Force
    twisted colossus will be better than all the other RMCs. The high-five on the green side will really get you out of your seat. And the drop on the blue side right after the high five is REALLY steep. almost as steep as the first drops. No on will pay attention to it and everyone will be really surprised wen they get to the drop. The top gun stall looks amazing, and the overbooked turn will be EXTREME awesome, can’t wait till its finished. Going on aug first. I will get to ride it then. SO far away from now :(. Im also going day after tomorrow but it won’t be open then

  7. RollerCoasterLover

    04/01/2015 at 9:15 pm

    Can you post of picture of scream, like the whole thing. If you can, that would be great 🙂

  8. 1grumpycat

    04/02/2015 at 1:43 am

    Doesn’t surprise me they aren’t painting the trains, they didn’t paint the batman trains when it got it’s paint job during the DC re-theme. I wish they would paint the trains on both rides to go better with the rest of the color schemes.

    • Robert

      04/02/2015 at 6:48 am

      They didn’t even finish painting the track on Ninja. When you go up the last hill back to the station, they skipped one of the tracks in the area where they store the trains. That’s just MM.

      • Evan Ilic

        04/12/2015 at 11:09 pm

        On X2 where they store the trains it is still painted the old X color

  9. Robert

    04/02/2015 at 6:47 am

    I knew the scream cars would not get painted. MM does not do those type of things.

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